Beef-a-Roo to Open First Arkansas Location in Little Rock

Beef-a-Roo to Open First Arkansas Location in Little Rock

Have you heard about a new face that will be appearing on the Little Rock restaurant scene in the coming months?

Beef-a-Roo, a fast-casual dining chain based in Rockford, Illinois, will be setting up shop in its first Arkansas location at 1315 S. Shackleford Road in west Little Rock. 

You might recall that’s the 3,544-SF former Krispy Kreme location.

The Beef-a-Roo menu features a lineup of bun sandwiches and wraps dominated by meat offerings, as well as salads, fries and baked potatoes. 

Beef-a-Roo, famously delicious since 1967, is rolling out seven new restaurants in Michigan (three), Kansas (two), Indiana and Missouri. The operational Beef-a-Roo nearest to Arkansas is in Springfield, Missouri, and a Branson project in the works. 

The Little Rock project was put in motion after Crain Family Holdings LLC, led by Larry Crain Jr., sold the vacant donut outlet for $1.5 million to US Realty Acquisitions LLC of Dallas.

In turn, US Realty sold the property for a reported $2.7 million to Vision Acquisitions LLC of Essex Junction, Vermont.